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No Improvement In Breastfeeding Rates

There's been no improvement in rates of breastfeeding in Jersey.

The latest stats suggest recent attempts to promote it have had little impact.

3/4 of mums are breastfeeding their babies when they leave hospital - a proportion that's been unchanged in two decades.

By the time the infant is 6-8 weeks old, less than 2/3 are still breastfed.

That's about the same as five years ago - but better than in England where the average rate is around 43%. 

From 9 months to a year old, only 1/4 of children are still being nursed.

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